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Barnsdale Bar services


A1 between Doncaster and Pontefract

Signposted from the road.



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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.

Barnsdale Bar southbound was once one of Forte's star attractions, but it has now descended to a typical pair of petrol stations.


Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Great North Road
West Yorkshire

Trivia and Design

Fortes Autogrill Barnsdale Bar.
The southbound amenity building in the 1960s.

See also: History:Barnsdale Bar

The service area is divided between two districts: Selby and Wakefield. The boundary line runs up the middle of the A1.

23.5 Degrees submitted plans to build a Starbucks Drive Thru in the former southbound hotel car park in January 2019. This was superseded by a new proposal which showed a Starbucks Drive Thru and associated parking in the same position as before, but also allowed the derelict restaurant building to be demolished and turned into a McDonald's Drive Thru restaurant. There would be two more stores (planned to be occupied by Greggs and Subway) within the hotel car park.

The Starbucks car park is also planned to include 6 electric vehicle charging points, positioned in front of the existing hotel building which is expected to remain. Highways England have raised concerns with the proposals.

Meanwhile, Shell currently hold planning permission to build 2 Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points on the northbound side.


Carcroft (northbound, 3 miles)
Blyth (19 miles)
Services on the A1Darrington (southbound, 3 miles)
Ferrybridge (5 miles)
Woodall (M1 south, 25 miles)